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Re: Ooh, new shooting truck

Postby Fox Hunter » 21 Feb 2017, 22:26

Hmm, cheers Jock, I'll stick with the window bag too until someone braver than me tests it then :lol:

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Re: Ooh, new shooting truck

Postby Frogman Ladue » 21 Feb 2017, 22:58

What's a jimmy to you guys?

Here's its a GMC 4door wagon.
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Re: Ooh, new shooting truck

Postby Fox Hunter » 22 Feb 2017, 08:12

It's a Suzuki Jimny (not jimmy) which is a tiny 4x4. It's got 4 seats (just) and a boot which you'd struggle to put a spanner in. It's light in weight so decent on the soft wet ground we've got over here. Relatively cheap to buy so worth doing mods on to get the most out of it. Not a lot of ground clearance as standard though. Looks like this..

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Re: Ooh, new shooting truck

Postby cliveward » 22 Feb 2017, 16:25

rodp wrote:Have you built the cage yet?


Nope far too busy with real work. :shifty:


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Re: Ooh, new shooting truck

Postby rodp » 22 Feb 2017, 16:44

cliveward wrote:
rodp wrote:Have you built the cage yet?


Nope far too busy with real work. :shifty:


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Have you got a bender for 48mm blueband? Have you done cages before?
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Re: Ooh, new shooting truck

Postby cliveward » 23 Feb 2017, 15:06

rodp wrote:
cliveward wrote:
rodp wrote:Have you built the cage yet?


Nope far too busy with real work. :shifty:


Cheers





Clive



Have you got a bender for 48mm blueband? Have you done cages before?


Hi Rod,

Yes I've got a hydraulic tube bender. I just need to check what size formers I have with it.

I also have a proper coded welder and fabricator here. :thumbup:

No clue on roll cages though. I'm guessing big tube for the important bits and smaller tube for the less important ones to keep the weight down.


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Re: Ooh, new shooting truck

Postby rodp » 23 Feb 2017, 16:02

When I used to do them according to the blue book 48.3 (?) blueband pipe for main hoops, back stays, diagonals and roof bars. Doesn't leave a lot else. I realise you don't need to be to spec but it doesn't hurt to go with a recognised specification. Shouldn't be a lot of weight anyway, one man would lift the whole assembly easily. All mountings to be on 6mm minimum spreader plates on chassis, we always made plates length 2x width of top of rail and came down sides of chassis to bottom as in [_] but upside down.
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Re: Ooh, new shooting truck

Postby Frogman Ladue » 24 Feb 2017, 16:10

Fox Hunter wrote:It's a Suzuki Jimny (not jimmy) which is a tiny 4x4. It's got 4 seats (just) and a boot which you'd struggle to put a spanner in. It's light in weight so decent on the soft wet ground we've got over here. Relatively cheap to buy so worth doing mods on to get the most out of it. Not a lot of ground clearance as standard though. Looks like this..

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Ohhhh, we have them here as the Chevrolet/Geo Tracker or Suzuki Sidekick. Both discontinued. They were refereed to as "She-jeeps". Jeep alternatives for women. Of course we 'Muricanized them. Put v-6s in them, leather seats, 4doors, 8 cupholders, big knobby tires.

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Re: Ooh, new shooting truck

Postby Fox Hunter » 25 Feb 2017, 10:39

"She jeep" :o

..Feck, I'm picking one up next week :shock: :shh: :lol:

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Re: Ooh, new shooting truck

Postby sunndog » 25 Feb 2017, 16:21

Fox Hunter wrote:"She jeep" :o

..Feck, I'm picking one up next week :shock: :shh: :lol:



:lol:
Well, we did used to call them hairdressers, or handbag cars :wave:
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